Christian Bates qualified as an Osteopath and Naturopath in 1997 from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. In 2008 he opened the award-winning Perrymount Clinic in Haywards Heath.
Through his years treating babies for colic and other birth traumas, Christian has built up a strong reputation with local midwives and health visitors who have made hundreds of referrals to Christian over the years. His business soon began to thrive from word-of-mouth and local people spreading the word about his wonderful work
Christian looks at all his patients holistically, using both physical therapies and nutritional advice and his treatment of babies is no different. He will always treat using a combination of cranial osteopathy and nutrition for both baby and parents.
As Christian treated babies over the years he started to see patterns in the causes behind their colic, and from this he developed his own treatment protocols. When investigating the scientific research on these causes, Christian found plenty of data to back up his theories.
The love for his work coupled with wanting to help mothers and babies outside Sussex and Kent, led him to write a book called ‘The Calming Colic’. The book combines clinical experience and scientific data as well as Christian’s remedies and solutions to help with the condition. By writing the book, Christian also hopes to dispel the myth that colic is an unknown and untreatable problem.
Christian writes a column for The Mid-Sussex Times and will be appearing at various baby and parenting shows over the forthcoming months.